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Halieutichthys aculeatus  (Mitchill, 1818)

Pancake batfish
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Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Ogcocephalidae (Batfishes)
Etymology: Halieutichthys: Greek, halieutis, halieutikos = fisher + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).

Medioambiente / Clima / Gama Ecología

; marino asociado a arrecife; rango de profundidad 5 - 820 m (Ref. 13608), usually 5 - 150 m (Ref. 85070).   Subtropical, preferred ?; 36°N - 18°N (Ref. 85070)

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Western Atlantic: coast of southern USA (18.0°N-36.5°N) and throughout Gulf of Mexico.

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 7251)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 0; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 4-6; Espinas anales 0. This species of the H. aculeatus complex is distinguished by having 2 narrow black bands across pectoral fin; with well-developed outer sphenotic tubercle and strongly reduced inner sphenotic tubercle; tubercles relatively small but sharp; tubercles almost always absent dorsal to orbit; relatively fine reticulate pigmentation pattern on dorsal surface (i.e. densely arranged network of melanophores); relatively small with adult body size usually attaining <7.0 cm SL (Ref. 85070).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Inhabits bare sandy bottom where, during the day, it rests partly covered by a thin layer of sand (Ref. 5521).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador : Ho, Hsuan-Ching | Colaboradores

Ho, H.-C., P. Chakrabarty and J.S. Sparks, 2010. Review of the Halieutichthys aculeatus species complex (Lophiiformes: Ogcocephalidae), with descriptions of two new species. J. Fish Biol. 77:841-869. (Ref. 85070)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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